If you have need of prayer, please send an email to us and let us know. You will be added to our prayer list and
will receive prayer every day for 30 days. We also send the prayer requests to our parent church, Celebration
Center for Spiritual Living in Falls Church, VA, where their practitioners will also pray for you for a month.
Be sure to include:
The name of the person you would like prayer for
The nature of the situation or illness that needs prayer
Please feel free to resend your request every month as long as you need to.
If you are ever in the need for spiritual counseling and personal prayer, Dorothy Hand and Aimee Phillips are
both licensed practitioners and are experienced in counseling and prayer work.
Please call either one if you would like to discuss your situation and set up an appointment for counseling and
A love offering is greatly appreciated, but no one who is in need of prayer but cannot pay for it is ever turned
Affirmative Prayer: what it is
Science of Mind uses a different form of prayer than the ones that are commonly used in churches around the
world. We call it Spiritual Mind Treatment or Affirmative Prayer. Our practitioners are trained in affirmative
prayer, and the process is open to anyone interested in learning it.
There are five steps to affirmative prayer as taught by Ernest Holmes, the founder of Science of Mind. These
1. Recognition—know that God is all there is.
2. Unification—know that you are one with God.
3. Declaration—state your word for the circumstance you desire to manifest.
4. Thanksgiving—give thanks for your word being acted upon by the Law of mind.
5. Release—“And so it is!”
There is no beseeching or urging an outside entity to grant you your prayer. It is a deep inner knowing that God
is everywhere present and is within, and is, each one of us. It is declaring the Truth that what we desire, need or
want is already an idea in Divine Mind and the only requirement is that we know this and we allow the manifestation
to take place for the highest good for all concerned. The practitioner does not "make it happen," he or she only
knows and declares the Truth and seeks to instill this knowing on the one seeking prayer.
As Ernest Holmes stated in The Science of Mind:
Effective mental treatment is propelled by a consciousness of love and a realization that the Creative
spirit is always at work....A treatment should be given in a calm, expectant manner and with a deep inner
conviction of its reality, without any fear or any sense that the human mind must make it effective. The work is
effective because the Law is always in operation.